Religion, Deviance and Social Control / Edition 1

Religion, Deviance and Social Control / Edition 1

by Rodney Stark, William Sims Bainbridge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415915295

ISBN-13: 9780415915298

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Does religion have the power to regulate human behavior? If so, under what conditions can it prevent crime, delinquency, suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, or joining cults? Despite the fact that ordinary citizens assume religion deters deviant behavior, there has been little systematic scientific research on these crucial questions. This book is the first

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Overview

Does religion have the power to regulate human behavior? If so, under what conditions can it prevent crime, delinquency, suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, or joining cults? Despite the fact that ordinary citizens assume religion deters deviant behavior, there has been little systematic scientific research on these crucial questions. This book is the first comprehensive analysis, drawing on a wide range of historical and contemporary data, and written in a style that will appeal to readers from many intellectual backgrounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415915298
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

1Religion and the Moral Order: An Introduction1
2Religion and Suicide11
3Durkheim's Suicide: An Inquest31
4Rediscovering Moral Communities53
5Religion as Context: Saving a "Lost Cause"67
6Drugs and Alcohol81
7Religious Cults103
8Religion and Mental Illness129
9Social Control in Utopian Communes157
10Brief Reflections on a Research Agenda183
Bibliography189

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